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Training Tips

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Training Tips

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Advanced, Basic, Hound, Puppy, Upland, Waterfowl

First Aid for Your Hunting DogFirst Aid for Your Hunting Dog

First Aid for Your Hunting Dog - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

In this SportDOG Brand Training Tip (originally aired on Pheasants Forever Television) Dr. Joe Spoo,DVM explains the correct way to provide first aid care for your hunting dog while in the field. Emergency care for your gun dog in the field can prevent long term dog problems from developing.

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Wound Care for Your Hunting Dog - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

In this SportDOG Brand Training Tip (originally aired on Pheasants Forever TV) Dr. Joe Spoo, DVM discusses the best way to care for your hunting dog's wounds. Dog injuries in the field are common in the sport, and can be effectively managed with a few simple tips.

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Hunting Dogs Eyecare - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

In this SportDOG Brand Training Tip (originally aired on Pheasants Forever Television), Dr. Joe Spoo,DVM explains the correct way to care for your hunting dog's eyes. Gun dogs are exposed to various irritants in the field. Proper examination and rinsing techniques help your pup continue to perform at his best...

Black lab walking towards handler with check cord and training chain on.Black lab walking towards handler with check cord and training chain on.

Teach Your Dog the Come/Here Command - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

SportDOG Basic Training DVD Chapter 6: SportDOG Brand Senior Pro Staffer Tom Dokken gives tips on the Come/Here command. This is a crucial command in any dog training regiment.

Kennel commandKennel command

Teaching Your Dog the Kennel Command - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

SportDOG Basic Training DVD Chapter 8: SportDOG Brand Senior Pro Staffer Tom Dokken gives tip on teaching your gun dog to kennel using the e-collar reinforcement. This command is important for transporting your hunting dog to and from the field.

Young yellow lab sitting by trainers feet with training chain on attached to check cordYoung yellow lab sitting by trainers feet with training chain on attached to check cord

Teaching Your Dog the Sit Command - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

SportDOG Basic Training DVD Chapter 3: SportDOG Senior Pro Staffer Tom Dokken give tips on teaching your gun dog the sit command using electronic dog training collar reinforcement.

Yellow lab laying down in front of waterfowl hunting gearYellow lab laying down in front of waterfowl hunting gear

Teaching Your Dog the Down Command - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

SportDOG Basic Training DVD Chapter 7: SportDOG Brand Senior Pro Staffer Tom Dokken walks you through the steps of teaching your dog the down command using an electronic dog training collar. This command is critical to hunting dogs and dogs alike.

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How to Teach Your Dog the Heel Command - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

SportDOG Basic Training DVD Chapter 2: SportDOG Senior Pro Staffer Tom Dokken walks you through teaching your hunting dog the "heel" command and using a remote training collar as reinforcement.

Setter running through wet grassSetter running through wet grass

Keep Your Dog on Track - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

In this SportDOG Brand training tip (originally aired on Pheasants Forever Television) SportDOG Senior Pro Staffer Tom Dokken goes over the basics of keeping your hunting dog on track of the appropriate game in the hunting field.

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Pup's First Hunt - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

In this SportDOG Training Tip (Originally Aired on Pheasants Forever Televsision) SportDOG Senior Pro Staffer Tom Dokken gives tips on your pup's first hunt. A gun dog's first time in the field should set him up to enjoy hunting for the rest of his life.

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Trailing Down Game - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

In this SportDOG Training Tip (originally aired on Pheasants Forever Television) SportDOG Pro Staffer Tom Dokken gives an overview of teaching your dog to trail downed game.

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Tips on Gun Training With Your Dog - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

In this SportDOG Brand Training Tip (originally aired on Pheasants Forever Television) Tom Dokken shares his insight into gun training your hunting dog. Gun training is one of the most important parts of training your hunting dog, so don't rush the process. Allow about two weeks to have your gun...

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Fitness Training for Your Gun Dog - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

In this SportDOG Brand Training Tip (originally aired on Pheasants Forever Television) SportDOG Senior Pro Staffer Tom Dokken gives tips on getting yourself and your gun dog in shape for the hunting season.

Black lab walking on a loose leash at heelBlack lab walking on a loose leash at heel

In Control for Safety - Video

by Tom Dokken

In this SportDOG Training Tip (originally aired on Pheasant's Forever Television) SportDOG Senior Pro Staffer Tom Dokken gives tips on using your remote collar to protect your hunting dog.

Man walking dog on heel in the early morningMan walking dog on heel in the early morning

Last Out. First In. - Video

by The SportDOG Staff

In this SportDOG Training Tip (originally aired on Pheasants Forever Television) SportDOG Senior Pro Staffer Tom Dokken gives tips on starting and ending your hunt to keep your hunting dogs safe

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Jed started coon hunting with his brother and his friends when he was 7 years old. When he turned 16, he started competing in United Kennel Club (UKC) hunts. At 18, he started competing in Professional Kennel Club (PKC) hunts. He has numerous accomplishments in winning state championships, final fours,...Jed started coon hunting with his brother and his friends when he was 7 years old. When he turned 16, he started competing in United Kennel Club (UKC) hunts. At 18, he started competing in Professional Kennel Club (PKC) hunts. He has numerous accomplishments in winning state championships, final fours,...

Jed Finley

1 article

Jed started coon hunting with his brother and his friends when he was 7 years old. When he turned 16, he started competing in United Kennel Club (UKC) hunts. At 18, he started competing in Professional Kennel Club (PKC) hunts. He has numerous accomplishments in winning state championships, final fours,...

Shawn Kinkelaar was born and raised in the town of Effingham in central Illinois. Kinkelaar grew up hunting quail and pheasant over pointing dogs with his grandfather and uncle. He began field trialing in the early 1980s and in the late 1980s he began working for and with several of...Shawn Kinkelaar was born and raised in the town of Effingham in central Illinois. Kinkelaar grew up hunting quail and pheasant over pointing dogs with his grandfather and uncle. He began field trialing in the early 1980s and in the late 1980s he began working for and with several of...

Shawn Kinkelaar

3 articles

Shawn Kinkelaar was born and raised in the town of Effingham in central Illinois. Kinkelaar grew up hunting quail and pheasant over pointing dogs with his grandfather and uncle. He began field trialing in the early 1980s and in the late 1980s he began working for and with several of...

Raised in the Finger Lakes area of New York State, Jim was involved in hunting and birddogs from an early age. Upon graduation from college, he joined the US Army in 1967. He served until 1989, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After his retirement, Jim and his wife...Raised in the Finger Lakes area of New York State, Jim was involved in hunting and birddogs from an early age. Upon graduation from college, he joined the US Army in 1967. He served until 1989, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After his retirement, Jim and his wife...

LTC Jim Morehouse

6 articles

Raised in the Finger Lakes area of New York State, Jim was involved in hunting and birddogs from an early age. Upon graduation from college, he joined the US Army in 1967. He served until 1989, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After his retirement, Jim and his wife...

Greg McGuffin has been professionally training hunting dogs for 8 years.  3 years ago he and his family sold their house in Tulsa, Oklahoma and decided to dive head first into Retriever Training.  They now live on the 2,000 acre family ranch in south central Oklahoma where Greg, his wife,...Greg McGuffin has been professionally training hunting dogs for 8 years.  3 years ago he and his family sold their house in Tulsa, Oklahoma and decided to dive head first into Retriever Training.  They now live on the 2,000 acre family ranch in south central Oklahoma where Greg, his wife,...

Greg McGuffin

1 article

Greg McGuffin has been professionally training hunting dogs for 8 years.  3 years ago he and his family sold their house in Tulsa, Oklahoma and decided to dive head first into Retriever Training.  They now live on the 2,000 acre family ranch in south central Oklahoma where Greg, his wife,...


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